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The Long Haul to Mendoza

The Long Haul to Mendoza

Leaving a very beautiful part of the country ( the Lakes District ) for some, well, “less beautiful” parts was not something we looked forward to but such is the geography of Argentina. Given we were very broadly following Route 40 up the western spine of the country,...

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Bariloche and the Seven Lakes

Bariloche and the Seven Lakes

”Artsy and hippie-ish El Bolson”, says Lonely Planet, “is about as close to Berkeley, California as you can get in Argentina”. There is indeed an unmistakably organic or “granola” vibe to the place and it attracts alternate life-stylers not just from Argentina but...

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Route 40, and The Old Patagonian Express

Route 40, and The Old Patagonian Express

Stay on the road long enough, and one is bound to have a disappointing experience, particularly after arriving at a place with rather lofty expectations. Such, sadly, was our experience in El Chalten, home to the majestic Mount Fitz Roy. Fitz Roy is to Argentina what...

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Bienvenidos Argentina !

Bienvenidos Argentina !

After a lengthy delay at the Argentine border we finally bid Chile adieu on  Christmas Eve and crossed over, making a beeline for El Calafate, 4 hours drive away.  Chile had been amazing, we loved every minute of it - the sights, the scenery and certainly...

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Torres Del Paine, Tierra Del Fuego & Fin de Camino

Torres Del Paine, Tierra Del Fuego & Fin de Camino

That’s a long blog subject but the last 10 days have indeed been busy, exciting, and ( for us personally ) very momentous ! The signature attraction in ( or rather, near ) Puerto Natales is the trekkers “Mecca”, Torres del Paine National Park ( locally referred...

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Passage to Puerto Natales

Passage to Puerto Natales

As exhilarating as the Carretera Austral was, few want to turn around and do most of the route in reverse ( count us in that club ! ), which is one option for ultimately continuing south by land but due to Covid border restrictions with Argentina ( at time of writing...

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Jeff + Lois

Jeff + Lois

We are Lois and Jeff, of Kelowna, BC, Canada. A mid and late 50’s couple, recently retired with a serious travel bug, looking forward to hitting the road in May 2019. Our plans are open-ended but North and South America are first on the list and we will determine what comes next after we see how we do in the America’s.

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